Now that's weird, even for him
„Starsky, for a word.“
Starsky spun around at the whispered words to find his captain waving frantically at him, beckoning him to come closer. He stepped into Dobey's office and the other man quickly shut the door.
„Cap'n?“ He was understandably confused.
„Is something wrong with your partner?“ Dobey asked him with a worried expression on his face and Starsky thought for a moment about it.
„No, everything's fine, Cap'n.“
The other man opened the door a little bit, peering outside to watch Hutch sitting on his desk.
„I mean, have you noticed anything odd about him recently?“
Starsky followed his glance towards his partner. The subject of their conversation was currently engrossed in devouring a chocolate candybar followed by some gherkins, completely oblivious of the attention he was getting.
„Can't really say that I have. Why do you ask?“ Starsky turned, looking understandably curious.
„Well, he's letting himself go lately and he keeps wearing those ugly bowling shirts. I think he's gained some weight, not that I've really paid attention to what he's wearing or else so wipe that smirk off your face, Starsky“ Dobey sounded a bit flustered and Starsky grinned to himself, still watching his partner eat. Dobey shut the door quickly when Hutch started to turn towards them.
„You can't tell me you didn't notice that he's eating weird things.“ Dobey demanded in a hushed tone. Maybe Hutch could hear them even through the closed door. Better not to take any chances. „That right now was even weird for him. If I didn't know better, I'd say he's pregnant. But that's impossible, right?“
Starsky looked at the captain with an innocent expression on his face.
„Right. Well if you see Hutch, I wouldn't mention the weight thing. He's gotten a bit sensitive about that, you know.“